Interrogation Log of al-Qahtani (Week 6)
0001: Lead entered booth and gave detainee option to drink 1-1/2 bottles of water during the shift. Detainee related that he would rather take an IV and did not want to drink water at this time. Lead berated detainee on his choice and introduced circumstantial evidence of K’s connection to a NGO which served as a front for Al Qaida. Lead berated detainee and left booth. Control entered booth and told detainee to drink bottle of water. Control told detainee that he was walking out of booth and that by the time control returned detainee should have better have drank the water or else he would be wearing it. Control walked out for about 5 minutes and returned to booth. Detainee had drank the water.
0100: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised 10 minutes. Detainee offered water – refused.
0200: Control entered the booth and began to question the detainee about personalities he knows in Riyahd, SA.
0400: Detainee was instructed to go to sleep.
0500: Detainee was woken up, taken to bathroom and exercised.
0530: Lead introduced circumstantial evidence and elaborated on how detainee’s story did not coincide with his story.
0630: Control used a p/e down / futility approach on detainee and detailed his life here vs life in Cuba with his brothers. Detainee was told to pray and told that upon completing his prayers he would be walked to his cell where he would eat and drink water. Control left the room and was called back by MPs. MPs told control that detainee stated he was on strike from food and water. Control instructed detainee to get up from prayer and berated detainee about his remarks (fasting on food and water). Detainee was then instructed to go to his cell for sleep time.
1130: Detainee awakened, taken to bathroom, and walked 10 minutes. Detainee appeared tired and interrogator questioned him about this. Detainee finally stated that sometimes a person has something new come up, possibly referring to his conversations with the confederate detainee. The topic of Shia muslims was brought up and the detainee stated that Shia did not believe in the prophet Mohammed.
1145: Corpsman checked vitals. Vitals were O.K. but indicated that detainee was close to dehydration.
1230: Detainee offered food – ate one MRE. Detainee given three bags of IV.
1300: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Topic of animals was discussed with interrogator telling of the type of animals in the U.S. Detainee broke out in tears and cried for half an hour. Detainee talked about the wonderment of God and asked God for forgiveness several times. Detainee told interrogator a story about a young man from an evil city who found God by looking over creation from a hill, then returned to the city and fell back into sin, and finally returned to the hill and found the strength to sin no more.
1500: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Interrogator clarified the differences between Shia and Sunni muslims.
1545: Detainee given one hour nap.
1645: Detainee awakened, taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Detainee asked interrogator about prayers in Christianity and eventually asked to pray. Interrogator told detainee that he was denied prayer because he had lied and disrespected the interrogators. Interrogator told detainee that his supervisor told him that prayer could be granted if the detainee gave something up first.
1800: Detainee was exercised, taken to the latrine, and the medic on shift checked his vitals everything was o.k. The interrogation began with SGT M as lead and a DOD linguist, levels of guilt theme was the first theme used as the detainee had been crying profusely in the previous shift about a story of Allah’s forgiveness. SGT M asked the detainee the reason of why he had cried so much the detainee began telling the same story and was stopped, and told that I knew the story already just to tell me the real reason of why he was crying. The detainee went on to tell me that something tragic happened in his life today and he could not tell me. I kept on but the detainee would not give it up. The detainee went on to tell me that today he felt very spiritual and he could not keep the tears in. I told him “why today should he not feel this way every day”, and he told me again that something tragic in his life had occurred and again he did not want to talk about it. I asked him if because of the story he had finally realized that his involvement with Al Qaeda was wrong and the mission to America was wrong. I told him that everyone makes mistakes, he stated “no according to Al Qaeda this situation is a headache”, and I asked him to repeat, and then he realized what he had said, so he started on his treatment and that this is not the way to do an investigation, and I reminded him that this was not an investigation.
2000: The detainee was seen by the doctor and reminded that he needed to drink water. Latrine brake and exercised.
2100: Detainee ate an MRE and drank a bottle of water. The detainee was asked if he had ever talked to a Saudi official while he has been detained and the detainee replied yes, then he was asked if his living conditions where better then, and how long ago had it been since the officials had spoken to him. He replied that his living conditions where worse and it had been so long that he could not remember even what they looked like. I asked him if the Saudi government still wants him and he replied yes, then I asked him then why are you here and the detainee replied “because of the investigation”. I once again reminded him that this is not an investigation and that his government does not care about him and that is the reason he now belongs to the United States of America. The detainee seemed very shocked by this as if he had never put much thought in to this subject.
2130: Detainee taken to the latrine and exercised. Medic check his vitals everything ok. The detainee was reminded that his involvement and actions taken by Al Qaeda have defaced Islam and that they are the reason that Muslims are not liked around the world. The detainee became extremely aggravated and started saying no that it was our fault and caught himself and started again on his treatment I told him to humor me and tell me about interrogations, he told me to tell the guards to show there face and take him back to Cuba, so I laughed at him uncontrollably, and the detainee got quiet. Once again I reminded him that only his cooperation would get him out of this situation.
2345: Detainee taken to the latrine and exercised. Medic check his vitals everything ok.
2400: 3rd shift interrogation over.
29 December 2002
0000: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.
0015: Interrogation began with p/e down, fear up, and futility. Whenever detainee tried to speak, lead instructed him to shut up. Whenever detainee appeared too comfortable, lead instructed him to stand up and sit down several times. Al Qaida falling apart and circumstantial evidence were themes used.
0200: Detainee offered water – refused, so lead poured it over detainee’s head. Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 15 minutes. Interrogator continued same approach and detainee became very angry.
0330: Detainee offered water – refused, so lead poured _ bottle over detainee’s head.
0345: Detainee instructed to sleep.
0530: Detainee awakened and offered water – refused, so lead poured it over detainee’s head. Approach continued.
0645: Detainee taken to bathroom, walked, and taken to sleep cell. Detainee was given MRE to eat while in sleep cell.
1130: Detainee awakened, taken to bathroom and walked.
1200: Detainee offered food and water – ate 2 MREs, banana, pears, and cookies, drank 2 bottles of water. Interrogator revisited the theme of high-level AQ talking and being protected in a witness protection program.
1335: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked.
1430: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked. Interrogator instructed MPs to unshackle the detainee except for his legs to let him feel what it was like and gave the detainee a chance to make a decision to talk. Detainee refused and was reshackled.
1535: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked. Interrogator continued discussions of heaven.
1630: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked. Interrogation continued with detainee becoming unresponsive.
1740: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked.
1800: Detainee refused food and water. Detainee said that he had thought about 2A0773 earlier during the day and was surprised him. It had been approximately one month since 2A0773 has interrogated detainee. Detainee thought that it was a good sign. Detainee seemed fairly talkative and relaxed. Discussion ensued about “God’s will” and about why detainee was saved when the other 19 terrorists were killed.
1845: Detainee refused food and water. Futility and Al-Qaida falling apart were discussed. Detainee was relatively unresponsive and seemed relatively comfortable.
1930: Detainee refused food and water and did not need to use the latrine.
2030: Detainee seemed too comfortable. He was questioned about why he was unaffected by our discussion of the victims of 9/11. Detainee immediately sat up in his chair. BSCT observed that detainee does not like it when the interrogator points out his nonverbal responses. Detainee professed his innocence and interrogator laughed. At this point, detainee made a comment about the interrogators nonverbal responses to try to take control of the interrogation. Detainee stated, somewhat sarcastically, that he was very happy that the interrogator was laughing and enjoying himself. Detainee refused water.
2115: Detainee refused food and water.
2200: Discussion ensued about the why people join terrorist groups. Two quotes were read from the book What Makes a Terrorist and Why? The first quote asserted that people join terrorist groups for a sense of belonging, something that they are unable to find in normal social circumstances. The second quote pointed out that terrorist must dehumanize their victims and avoid thinking in terms of guilt and innocence. P&E down was also incorporated into the discussion and interrogator expressed understanding about why detainee would join a terrorist group after so many failures. Detainee seemed unresponsive. Detainee refused food, water, and restroom break.
2215: Detainee walked around the interrogation booth for approximately 10 minutes.
2230: Detainee refused water.
2320: Detainee refused food and water.
2330: Medical check – O.K. Detainee refused food and water. Detainee went to latrine and exercised for approximately 5 minutes.
2400: Second shift ended.
30 December 2002
0001: After detainee was exercised and used the bathroom, lead entered the booth and subjected detainee to white noise. Waiting for linguist.
0100: Linguist arrives. Detainee drank _ bottle of water. Lead began to question detainee on his contacts in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
0200: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom. He drank _ bottle of water. Upon returning to the booth questioning of known contacts in Abu Dhabi, UAE continued.
0330: Detainee was exercised for 10 minutes and taken to the bathroom. Detainee drank _ bottle of water. Upon returning from booth questioning of known contacts in Abu Dhabi, UAE continued. The following personalities were obtained from detainee regarding known contacts in Abu Dhabi, UAE and should be crossed referenced with previous mfr’s to identify new personalities and differences in known contacts (refer to MFR for further details on personalities):
0530: Detainee instructed to go to sleep in booth.
0630: Detainee was woken up and lead began a futility/ p/e down approach. Lead reminded detainee that he could have a better life in Cuba with his brothers but he chooses to remain here.
0645: Detainee was taken to his cell and told to eat and drink his water.
1100: Detainee awakened from x-ray, given a head break and 10 minutes exercise.
1215: Head break and 10 minutes exercise.
1230: 1 MRE and 1 bottle of water. Detainee asked for prayer time and was told that he would not get prayer time back until he demonstrated a genuine change of heart.
1340: Head break and 10 minutes exercise. Detainee was exploited on cover story and provided detail on timeline from Orlando to AF to PK. Interrogator matched all detainee movements to AQ movements during Northern Alliance offensive in AF.
1500: Head break and 10 minutes exercise. Detainee was exploited on personalities in cover story. All personalities were checked against know terrorists and all the names matched the names of known terrorists. The first name of his best friend (he stopped before he would tell the last name) matches the name of the pilot of the fourth hijacked airliner on 9-11.
1630: Head break and 10 minutes exercise. The detainee continued to provide information on his cover story and drew a strip map for the location of his father’s home in Saudi Arabia.
1830: Head break and 10 minutes exercise.
1845: 1 MRE and 1 bottle of water.
2000: Head break and 10 minutes exercise.
2130: Detainee awakened, taken to bathroom and walked. Lead entered the booth and told detainee that they would continue the topic of the previous night about people the detainee knew. Detainee offered water – refused, so interrogator poured it over the detainee’s head. Interrogator berated detainee for lack of compliance. Interrogator left the booth and MPs began checking detainee’s restraints. Detainee raised his hands towards MPs in an aggressive manner and MPs restrained detainee.
2200: Detainee walked for one hour. Interrogators berated detainee during walk.
2300: Detainee returned to booth and was subject to instrumental music. Detainee began to cry and interrogators returned and yelled at detainee to prevent him from crying in order to prevent him having an emotional release.
2350: Detainee tried to cry again and was yelled at by interrogators. Detainee not allowed to speak by yelling of interrogators.
31 December 2002
0015: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked. Interrogator played cards with MP in front of detainee.
0130: Detainee offered water – refused.
0230: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked. Detainee was told that his actions were the cause of his treatment.
0300: Detainee given 2 hour nap.
0500: Detainee was asked if he had ever been to Kabul and it was pointed out on a map that he would have to have gone through Kabul if he had driven from Mazar E Sharif to Kandahar as he related in his stories. Detainee stated that he must have been asleep during that part of the trip. Interrogator told detainee that others had identified him as being at a safe house in Kabul. Detainee stated that he did not know these brothers and became very angry.
0600: Detainee was subject to music for one hour.
0700: Detainee taken to sleeping cell.
1100: Detainee was escorted from cell. Detainee was exercised and given the chance to go to the restroom. Detainee was placed in interrogation booth.
1200: 2a0780 entered booth. Detainee was given an MRE, detainee looked at it as if he was going to decline it, but 2a0780 looked at detainee and said his name and then told him to take it. Detainee took MRE and a pear, detainee drank a bottle of water as well. 2a0780 started asking detainee about his travels. 2a0780 asked detainee to tell all of the people he had come in contact with in U.A.E.. Detainee gave the following names:
For a more detailed report on the above listed names please reference 30 dec 02, 1st shift report. Detainee has provided these names before, with a physical description.
1400: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom. He refused water. Upon returning to the booth control entered the booth and asked detainee how he was doing. Control explained to detainee how he had initiated the treatment he received during the 1st shift by his own actions. Control explained to detainee levels of cooperation to be released from this camp and that up to the point where he refused to take the water bottle he was slowly moving up. However, his poor judgment and actions caused him to drop on the level of cooperation. Control explained that as he drops in level of cooperation his treatment becomes worse. Control explained that the treatment he received during the 1st shift was not even the bottom of the scale and it could get worse. Detainee agreed that he had brought the treatment on himself by his actions. Control than began to ask detainee about business contacts he has in Abu Dhaby, UAE. Detainee provided the following names of business and the poc: (REFER O MFR FOR DETAILS)
1530: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom. Upon returning to the booth control began to question detainee about his contacts in dubai, uae and provided the following information: (refer to MFR for details)
2. While in Dubai detainee stayed at the Shalihut Dubai Montaza Alame A Tervi Resort.
3. After arriving in Dubai, detainee contacted M and M. He called M from a public phone in the Dubai market place. M told the detainee that he could return to the USA if he chose to and could travel with the following:
Detainee also related that A conducts business with Sharikat Al Basri company that imports/ exports vehicles from the USA/Japan.
1630: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom. He drank sips of his water. Upon returning to the booth control began to question detainee about his finances. The detainee provided the following information about bank accounts he has used:
1. Abu Dhaby bank- located in Abu Dhaby, UAE.
2. Riyadh bank- located in Harj city on Shari Al Masanah street.
3. Al Rajhi bank- located in Al Harj city on Shari Al Masanah street.
Detainee related that the bank accounts were under his name (Mohammed Manah Al Qahtani) and his brothers name (I) and were open at the time he left for Afghanistan.
1830: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom at 1830 hours. He drank _ bottle of water.
1920: Corpsman checked the detainees vitals and were within normal limits. Detainee was instructed to sleep.
2100: Detainee awakened, head break and 15 minute walk.
2120: Interrogation team entered booth, IS1 E, SGT R and a DOD linguist. Interrogators began with “Al Qaida falling apart” theme and gave detainee a history lesson on the Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor and the ultimate result of the war.
2315: Head break and 30 minute walk. Detainee returned to booth and started to fall asleep, but MPs woke him up. Detainee tried to pray, but interrogator berated detainee to make him stop.
01 January 2003
0000: Head break and 10 minute walk. Lead enter the booth and told detainee to pick a topic to talk about. Detainee asked lead to pick a topic and control said they would talk about the detainee’s trip from Mazar E Sharif to Kandahar and how he must have gone through Kabul. Detainee denied he was Kabul even though other detainees identified him as being at a safe house there.
0100: Detainee given cup of coffee. Detainee was told that he would not be respected as long as he refused to tell the truth, and that he would not go home or to Cuba until he told the truth. Detainee interrupted control during a fear up – p/e down approach so control poured a bottle of water over detainee’s head. Lead entered booth alone and talked to detainee about horse riding and the detainee stated it was a religious duty to learn to ride a horse. Lead asked if the Koran said this and detainee stated a Hadith stated this, that a man should teach his sons how to ride a horse and use a sword. Lead stated that the verse really meant a father should teach his children everything they need to know in order to survive, and should not be taken literally.
0230: Head break and nap.
0345: Awakened, head break and 10 minute walk. Lead resumed conversation on horse riding verse and detainee agreed that it probably meant a father should teach his children the necessities of life. Lead steered conversation to topic of how UBL could convince 19 people to kill themselves and other innocents. Detainee was evasive on topic.
0500: Head break and 10 minute walk. Topic was changed to detainee’s current situation and the futility of continued resistance. Lead asked detainee what he was thinking and he replied “I have a very difficult decision”.
0700: Taken to cell in x-ray for sleep, given MRE.
0730: Detainee had thrown MRE out of cell, it was returned to him by control, detainee ate this and drank 1 bottle of water.
DETAINEE WAS GIVEN 12 HOURS IN HIS SLEEP CELL. MPs gave the detainee two MREs and water during the rest period.
1900: Detainee was escorted from cell. Detainee was exercised and given the chance to go to the restroom. Detainee was placed in interrogation booth.
1930: 2A0780 and control entered booth, 2A0780 asked detainee how he was feeling, detainee responded he was well. Detainee looked well rested. Detainee was given a MRE, detainee looked at it as if he was going to decline it, so 2A0780 took MRE away, detainee quickly changed his mind and took the MRE and an apple. Detainee also drank a bottle of water.
2000: 2A0780 and control started talking to detainee about trivial things, how he was feeling how things were going. 2A0780 drew a diagram on the white board of a bridge over a pit of fire, the bridge had little razors on it. Detainee was told that this was the “Sirat” or a diagram of “judgment day” detainee was told on judgment day everyone will be sorted out by beliefs. Control asked detainee what are some of your greatest sins, what do you feel sorry about, detainee stated not taking care of his parents, not finishing school, and not repaying his aunt. (detainee borrowed $20,000 from his aunt) . 2A0780 told detainee that he was only looking out for detainee. This was all done to lead detainee in to the next line of questions.
2045: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom. He drank water.
2130: Detainee returned to booth and related the following regarding his travel to Pakistan and people he contacted (refer to MFR):
2245: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom.
2300: Detainee returned to the booth. 2A0780 entered the booth a began talking to detainee about what the Quran says about justice for orphans. 2A0780 ask detainee what made 19 young Saudi Arabian men want to kill themselves, detainee stated he was unsure, but maybe they were tricked. 2A0780 asked how could one man, Bin Laden, convince 19 young men to kill themselves, (detainee was starting to fade he was going in and out of sleep.) The question was repeated, detainee stated that they were tricked, that he distorted the picture if front of them, 2A0780 asked detainee if this made him mad, detainee stated yes, (detainee did not realize that 2A780 had now started putting detainee into the picture) 2A0780 asked detainee if he was mad that his friends had been tricked, detainee stated yes. 2A0780 asked detainee if his friends knew about the plan, detainee stated no, 2A0780 asked if detainee knew about the plan, detainee stated no, 2A0780 asked detainee if anyone knew about the plan, detainee stated yes. 2A0780 asked detainee if Mohammed Atta knew about the plan, detainee stated that he didn’t know. 2A0780 asked detainee if it made him mad that he killed his friends, detainee stated yes. 2A0780 asked detainee if he was glad that he didn’t die on the plane, detainee stated yes. 2A0780 asked detainee if his parents were happy that he didn’t die detainee stated yes. 2A0780 stated “he killed your friends” detainee stated yes. 2A0780 asked detainee if his parents were happy that he wasn’t on the plane, detainee stated yes. 2A0780 asked did you call your parents after you didn’t get on the plane, detainee stated no. 2A0780 asked detainee you knew getting on the plane was wrong, detainee stated yes, 2A0780 then asked but you still wanted to fight, detainee stated yes. Detainee was having difficulty staying awake at this time. Detainee was becoming non responsive.
2359: Medics evaluated detainee and gave detainee IV.
02 January 2003
0100: 2nd Shift interrogation team entered booth. IS1 E, SGT R and a DOD linguist. Detainee was receiving his 3 bags of IV. Interrogators offered detainee coffee and detainee refused. Interrogators told detainee that since he was being disrespectful, he would not be treated nicely this session. Detainee was shown the Bin Laden shrine and told that he could only pray to Bin Laden. Detainee was subject to loud music and yelling.
0315: Detainee offered and accepted 1 bottle of water.
0330: Detainee taken to head and given 30 minutes exercise. Detainee began yelling in rage but interrogators yelled louder to shut him up.
0530: Detainee given head break and 10 minutes exercise. Detainee was told that he could not use the words “car” or “falcon” and was then asked questions about his cover story.
0700: Head break and 10 minutes exercise. Detainee taken to sleep cell.
0730: MRE and bottle of water given to detainee in sleep cell.
PSYOP TO REMOVE CONFEDERATE COMMENCES
0815: Amublance arrives and confederate detainee is told that the information he gave last night checked out, so the interrogators will keep their promise to send him to a better place to be with his cousins. A linguist was used to interpret to the detainee could overhead and understand the exchange. The confederate was shackled at the ankles and allowed to carry the fruit and Koran with him. As the confederate entered the ambulance, he shouted to the detainee “God guide and direct you” in Arabic. The detainee shouted a reply that was not loud enough to hear, but the tone of voice indicated that it was a similar response.
1100: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.
1130: Detainee instructed to clean the interrogation booth. Interrogator asked detainee how he felt. Detainee stated he was tired and had a bad night so he didn’t sleep well. Detainee offered water – declined.
1200: Interrogator discussed the razor bridge over hell, recovering the topic from the previous day. Interrogator covered major sins and virtues of Islam.
1300: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Interrogator took the big brother approach and explained how he was trying to help the detainee. Detainee offered water and drank. Interrogator asked detainee about his joint account with his oldest brother. Interrogator exploited details about the detainee’s construction company.
1500: Detainee subject to music. Interrogator reminded detainee that failure to provide details when answering would make him look like a liar.
1600: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Detainee drank a half bottle of water. Detainee was subject to music.
1800: Interrogator started big brother approach and reminded that he had done better the previous day and did not need to slip backwards. Interrogator asked what the detainee missed and the detainee stated that he missed his freedom.
1935: Detainee was taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.
2000: Lt G enter the booth for one hour and talked to detainee about the way to heaven in Christianity and Islam, and how they differed slightly, but ended up the same at the end. LT told detainee that the detainee had to help LT to help him (detainee). Detainee said he would tell the truth and let LT know if he had any information. LT asked the detainee about Al Qaida, detainee responded with general comments and stated that he was not a member of Al Qaida, and he knew only things that everyone else would know.
2110: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Detainee was reintroduced to the rules from the previous day and was tested to see if he maintained compliance. Detainee was questioned about his trip from Mazar E Sharif to Kandahar with the use of a map. Detainee had previously denied ever being in Kabul but it was pointed out that he must have gone through Kabul to get to Kandahar. Detainee said that he had been through Kabul and apologized to interrogator. Interrogator awarded the detainee a respect point.
2230: Head break and 10 minute exercise.
2300: Medical check. Subj. appeared dehydrated, detainee drank 33 oz bottle of water. Interrogator began calming detainee by talking to him civilly, and started pointing out the resistance techniques the detainee was using as described in the Manchester Document.
03 January 2003
0030: Head break.
0200: Awakened, given a head break and walked 10 minutes. Interrogator told detainee that it was not in his interest to deny involvement in AQ because there was already enough evidence against him to convict him. Interrogator gave several scenarios why the detainee would deny AQ involvement, and the detainee brought up the possibility that he was innocent, which drew a berating from the interrogator. Interrogator asked if he was afraid his family would be endangered – No; was he not being honest because he was still loyal to Bin Laden – No; was he not being honest because he thought it would be a sin – the detainee did not reply but furrowed his brow. Interrogator asked the question again and the detainee would only stare at the interrogator.
0300: Head break and 10 minutes walk.
0315: Offered water and MRE, refused.
0400: Head break and 10 minutes walk.
0530: Head break and 10 minutes walk. Interrogators began discussion on death and judgement. Detainee was asked if he was afraid of death – “No, death can be a great comfort”; asked if he feared the final judgement – “Yes”. Interrogators asked if he would have gone to Orlando if he had known the mission. Detainee replied “No”.
0630: Medical check – O.K.
0700: Taken to cell at x-ray and offered MRE and water – refused. Interrogators poured the bottle of water of over his head and took his food away.
1100: Detainee was escorted from cell. Detainee was exercised and given the chance to go to the restroom. Detainee was placed in interrogation booth and instructed to clean room. Detainee cleaned room and then ate 1 mre and drank 1 bottle of water.
1200: Detainees vitals were taken by corpsman. Corpsman related that detainee needed to drink water. Detainee was then given 2 bottles of water which he needed to complete prior to the shift ending. 2a0780 and 2a0761 entered booth and began to exploit detainees travel to Kandahar, Afghanistan. Refer to MFR for details. Detainee stated that while in Kandahar he only called the following:
1. His older brother I
4. His parent’s home in Riyadh
5. Z (he did not disclose this information at this time but would later be forced to disclose it when he contradicted himself.)
While in Kandahar A introduced detainee to the following three people: (per detainee these are the only people he made contact with while in Kandahar)
2. Unknown name- works at Al Nuzha supermarket in the main market center. Detainee met with this person on 5 occasions while in Kandahar.
3. Unknown name- this person lives on a street near the airport. Detainee met with this person on at least 2 oc- casions.
Detainee also related that he visited a place near Kandahar where people from the gulf states would meet to hunt for falcons (contradiction as to wanting to meet other arabs). Detainee stated that he attended 3 meetings, but when he was asked who was present at these meeting detainee stated that he would show up and no one was there. When asked how he knew about this meeting location of gulf state personnel he stated that Z from UAE had told him about this meeting place and he should go there when in Kandahar.
1315: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom. Detainee returned to the booth and was questioned further on the meeting place he had mentioned.
1515: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom. Detainee drank _ bottle of water.
1530: Detainee returned to booth and exposed to white noise. Interrogator covered how greedy and selfish the detainee was and talked about how the detainee had stated the he was more important that God or his family.
1815: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Interrogator discussed the theme of justice with detainee. Lights in the interrogation booth were turned off and candles were lit to provide subdued lighting, and relaxation/meditation music was played. Detainee became uncomfortable and asked for music to be turned off.
1900: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 30 minutes.
1945: Detainee shown graphic victim photos. Detainee cried while viewing photos. Photos were spotlighted with a flashlight in subdued lighting while relaxation/meditation music was played.
2015: Interrogator returned and explained purpose of photos.
2120: Detainee given head break and 10 minute walk.
2135: Interrogation team entered booth, IS1 E , SGT R and a DOD linguist. Interrogators berated detainee for refusing food on previous day. Control covered the “rules for the day” approach. Control questioned detainee about why he had a German visa. Detainee stated he had never been to Germany. Interrogator told detainee that was not the question, and detainee stated that he didn’t get a German visa, he got a European visa. Detainee stated that he wanted a US visa but got a European visa by mistake. Detainee became evasive about details of the transaction.
2330: Head break and 10 minute walk. Lead told detainee to pick a topic for discussion. Detainee first wanted to talk about what he would do if he got out, then retracted and said he wanted to talk about Christianity. Interrogators berated detainee for making the retraction. Detainee then told interrogators he would like to get a job and have a wife. Interrogators helped detainee plan his life by drawing a pathway on the board with a split, and told him that he was at the split now, and must be truthful or he would never be able to go down the path he wanted.